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PS4 Testers Scam on Facebook via Fake Playstation Network Account

UPDATE: It appears FB has removed the account we reported on, but be smart & be safe with your info, this isn't the last we'll see of next gen phishing scams.

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Just noticed a post in my FB stream that screams "too good to be true." Because it is.

PS4 Play Tester Scam

How do we know it's a scam?

  1. Facebook has since banned the accounts and
  2. The post screams fake. Let me break it down:

Why so suspicious?

First - check out the page name. Not PSN, not Playstation Network. It's "Playstation Network." As in, with a period at the end. 

But Wait! There's More!

They also joined Facebook 5 hours ago. I feel like Sony would have locked that down awhile ago. Say... I don't know... Years ago when PSN launched, perhaps?


We're Checking for Confirmation

I'm reaching out to Sony to confirm, but in the meantime, just be smart. Don't give anyone any info they could use to steal your PSN account info, CC info, or anything else important. I know we're all excited about the PS4, but use your head.

Originally Published Mar. 6th 2013

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Comments
  • 1
    Lurchi 1 year ago
    That's not even the correct controller design.
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    Amy White 1 year ago
    Editor in Chief
    I know, right? As of this morning it looks like FB has removed the fake accounts from yesterday, but I'm sure it's not the last we've seen of this next gen phishing angle.
  • 1
    Prodigious J 1 year ago
    I would hope wise/savvy gamers will be able to avoid such scams. Here's hoping no one gets royally screwed over by this. And as Stated by Lurchi, the controller looks nothing like the actual control. Come on scammers!